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|Original title:||En liberté!|
|Production country:||Frankreich 2018|
|Running time:||Ca. 104 Min|
|Rated:||From 16 years|
|Number of discs:||1|
|Languages:||German, French (Dolby Digital 5.1)|
|Picture format:||16:9 (2,35:1)|
|Label:||Neue Visionen / good!movies|
Film: Two years have passed since the husband of commissioner Yvonne (Adèle Haenel) died. Two years in which she told her son every evening about the heroic deeds of his father, the former police chief. But then she finds out by chance that her husband was very dirty under his white vest and was deeply buried in the underworld of Marseilles. When Yvonne finds out that an innocent man has spent eight years in prison for a crime committed by her husband, she wants to help the man after his release. But the visibly confused Antoine (Pio Marmaï) doesn't make it easy for her, as he wants to commit such crimes now, without any consideration of losses, for which he already served a sentence. Yvonne now has to try everything to save Antoine from herself and her colleagues before he finds out who she is…
The comedy "Lieber Antoine als gar kein Ärger" starts with a wonderfully overdone action dream sequence, which reveals to the viewer right in the first minutes where the journey is heading in terms of humor. Director Pierre Salvadori skilfully mixes silly slapstick, black humour and subtle wit into a successful whole. Not every gag hits the mark and especially towards the end the whole thing runs out of steam. The finale, for example, seems a bit rushed, especially since the movie takes more time in other moments.
What keeps the movie from being a very simple knitted outfit is the fact that there is always room for more quiet character moments and even a little bit of romance. Salvadori manages to give his characters some very interesting facets, which also saves the production from some of the weaker moments. Moreover, the director also manages to build in some surprises into the story, so that the movie feels pleasantly original despite some familiar set pieces.
Charming characters, a turbulent staging and lots of great comedy make "Dear Antoine than no trouble at all" a lot of fun, which friends of wacky action comedies shouldn't miss. But there is - with minimal deductions in the B grade - a clear: Absolutely worth seeing!/p>/x>N>/x>/p>/strong> Image + sound: The picturesque film locations in Marseilles come into their own thanks to a powerful colour scheme. In addition, the image on the DVD also convinces with its pleasant sharpness, which allows details to be shown to their best advantage even in the many darker moments. The sound is available as a powerful Dolby Digital 5.1 mix, which has good surround moments to offer, in addition to the dialogues and music here and there, thanks to various sound effects. </Unfortunately, the DVD does not have any bonus material. </p>
Fazit: "Dear Antoine than no trouble at all" is a weird comedy, which mixes action, slapstick, black humor and a pinch of romance to an entertaining whole. A few original ideas and good actors comfort over some minimal hangovers. The DVD offers the movie in good picture and sound quality, but there is no bonus material. Absolutely recommendable for friends of French comedy cinema!
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